Bring your family to explore the fully furnished Jacobean house as it is prepared for the Digby family to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas.
Talk to our costumed volunteers to find out how the family and their servants would celebrate and what work would be done to prepare. You can also have a go at Christmas children’s crafts and join in with period carols and a mummers play!
Visitors are given a warm welcome in the barn tea room where they can purchase and enjoy festive, period-style refreshments.
Timed Jacobean Christmas talks at 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm – which will be followed by a Mummers Play and Carols in the Great Chamber
- Ongoing activities throughout the day include;
- Festive food display presented by the friends of the 1620s House
Jacobean Craft Group in the Scullery & Kitchen
- House Interpreters explaining the use of the various rooms throughout the house
- Children’s crafts in the upstairs lobby
Admission tickets for this special family-friendly event are £5 adults and children are FREE.
Please note that the upstairs rooms are not accessible to those with severe mobility problems.
Friends Jacobean Craft Group
Saturday 10th July, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come and meet the wonderful Friends of the 1620s House & Garden Craft Group and discover domestic needle and wool craft styles of the 17th Century
Sunday Archery Law
Sunday 11th July, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Join John the Archer and his comrades in his Garrison as they practice Sunday Archery Law in the setting our our beautiful Grounds.
Heartbreak Productions Present: The Great Gatsby (Outdoor Theatre)
Saturday 28th August, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style. Nick is not only the band leader but a top-notch storyteller, and when he’s in the mood, he can take you back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to none other than the infamous Jay Gatsby.
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